Medical Abbreviations P-R

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p.c.

after meals

PA & Lat

Posteroanterior and lateral (x rays)

palp

palpitation

PCN

penicillin

PCP

primary care physician

PERRLA

Pupil equal, round and reactive to light and accommodation

PEx

Physical Examination

PICC

Peripherally inserted central catheter

PIP

Proximal interphalangeal joint

PMHx

Past medical history

PO, p.o.

per os (by mouth)

Post-op

post operation

preg

pregnant

PRN

as needed

PSA

prostate specific antigen

PSHx

past surgical history

Pt

patient

PTA

prior to arrival

PTX

pneumothorax

PUD

peptic ulcer disease

PVC

premature ventricular contraction

PVD

peripheral vascular disease

PVR

post void residual

Q,q

each, every

q.2h

every 2 hours

q.d.

every day

q.h.

every hour

q.o.d.

every other day

QHS

at bedtime, every night

QID

4 time a day

r/o

rule out

RA

room air, rheumatoid arthritis

RBBB

right bundle branch block

RBC

red blood cells

resp

respiration, respiratory

RICE

rest, ice, compression, elevation

RLQ

right lower quadrant

ROM

range of motion

ROS

review of systems

RR

respiratory rate

RRR

regular rate and rhythm

RUQ

right upper quadrant

Rx

prescription

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